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Aalesund Church

Aspegata, Alesund 6004, Norway
+47 70 16 53 00
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Beautiful Church

A church well worth a visit and one to be treasured. This is a lovely building, don't miss the... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Roger T
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Beautiful Nordic Church

A trip to Aalesund is enhanced by a visit to this church, whose impressive Nordic architecture is... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
GregWB1955
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Toronto, Canada
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The first church that was built where alesund Church lies today, was designed by Heinrich Schrimer, and constructed in 1854. This church was damaged in the Town Fire in 1904, even though it was built in brick. The present alesund Church was designed by Sverre Knudsen, and the first stone was laid down by King Haakon the 7th in July 1906. The church was inaugurated in 1909, and was built in concrete, and dressed with marble from Northern More. The frescoes and beautiful stained glass windows were made by Martin Enevold Thomt and Oddvar Straume, and the glass gable windows behind the organ were a gift from the German Kaiser Wilhelm II. The font is made from Italian marble, and the church has got three bells of various sizes. The organ has got 64 tunes, and is one of the largest in Norway. The church is usualy closed on monday and saturday, unless there is a cruise ship in town. Except under wedding ceremonies. Also, the church is closed for tourist before and during funerals.
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“stained glass” (5 reviews)
“worth a visit” (3 reviews)
“cruise ship” (2 reviews)
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Aspegata, Alesund 6004, Norway
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+47 70 16 53 00
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

A church well worth a visit and one to be treasured. This is a lovely building, don't miss the outside, with some wonderful art. The paintings around the alter are exceptional, as are the stained glass windows. Look out for the ship hanging above the...More

Thank Roger T
Reviewed 28 August 2017

A trip to Aalesund is enhanced by a visit to this church, whose impressive Nordic architecture is well preserved and beautiful to see and enjoy.

Thank GregWB1955
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I wanted to write "little church", but I realized that in Norway it might be considered a big one. Still, it does not dominate the landscape - the primary school does. To appreciate it you must enter it - Scottish-type stone exterior (while quite unusual...More

Thank sir_meeshoo
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This church is much loved and much used by the people of Ålesund. Fishing is at the heart of this town of 50 thousand and the stained glass reflects the life of the town. On Saturday afternoon there were three weddings. The organ is magnificent...More

Thank Paddy M
Reviewed 28 April 2017

With a group of friends we dicided to visit the Ålesund Church, to update ourselves. This church is very well worth the visit. But, mainly open in the summer midday.

Thank Neil03091947
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is one of many fine churches in this area. During the Cruise ship season it is normally open. Well worth a visit - great design & also the Glass windows from Kaiser Wilhelm after the rebuild from the Ålesund fire in 1904.

Thank Neil03091947
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Was very fortunate to be there for the attendance for a memorial for the fallen veterans of Norway and a wonderful Church Service on Sunday morning

Thank Hank D
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The church is worth a visit and the price to get in is very small, I think 3 KR. It does not take much time so if you walk by you should go in and take a look.

Thank WiMadcitytraveler
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Stained glass interesting. Organist was practising so an added bonus. Minimal 3kroner donation charged. Beautiful setting. Pleasant garden and surrounding area

Thank 302elspethw
Reviewed 1 August 2016

a little off the beaten path, but worth the time, They are charging a small admission fee, but it was worth it and they provide an interesting handout in English so you would not miss any of the high lights

Thank William L
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Response from Neil03091947 | Reviewed this property |
Depending on which place you are docking, max walking time, only 10 minutes, but normally 5 minutes. Enjoy.
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